Monday, October 31, 2005

Let's Get Ready To Rumble!!!

President Bush's nomination of Judge Samuel Alito, based on initial reactions from both sides of the aisle, is just the fight conservatives wanted before the Miers nomination. His appointment will almost assuredly move the Court to the right, and the lefties will fight to the death to see that this doesn't happen.

This one will get wild, so hang on tight. It will be a very fun ride.


Here is a video making its way across the blogosphere that is sooooooo funny!!! Enjoy!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

My Lifesong

Tonight for Frontline, Todd spoke for part 2 of the series on worship. The main point of the message was that our worship of God has to go beyond words. It has to go from saying it to meaning it to living it.

After he finished, the worship team played a song that completely captured the message. It is a song by Casting Crowns called Lifesong. The lyrics are very piercing. I hope they convict you as much as they have me! I would love to hear your comments and thoughts.

Empty hands held high
Such small sacrifice
If not joined with my life
I sing in vain tonight

May the words I say
And the things I do
Make my lifesong sing
Bring a smile to You

Let my lifesong sing to You
Let my lifesong sing to You
I want to sign Your name to the end of this day
Knowing that my heart was true
Let my lifesong sing to You

Lord I give my life
A living sacrifice
To reach a world in need
To be Your hands and feet

So may the words I say
And the things I do
Make my lifesong sing
Bring a smile to You

Let my lifesong sing to You

Blow Out Win

LSU did what they were expected to do and blew out North Texas, 56-3. The only area they still struggled in was too many penalties.

Next week vs. Appalachian St. should be another blow out in preparation for Bama. With Georgia losing, LSU should move up to #6 in the polls.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Home Run King Strikes Out

I'm getting so sick and tired of race-baiting. The last incident is home run king, Hank Aaron, complaining that there weren't any African Americans on the Astros' World Series team He suggested that the Astro's management need to do a better job of scouting African Americans.

I'm sorry, but that is just absurd!!! Sports, especially professional sports, is the only place left in America that race plays absolutely no factor in deciding who plays for what team. The only thing the owners care about is winning and making money, so they will get the best players they can afford.

I promise if the Astros had a shot at Barry Bonds or any of the other top notch black players they would hire them in a heart beat. He also failed to mention that 6 players are Hispanic and one Chinese and not all white like his comment implied.

If sports teams start acting like businesses and put the focus on race quotas instead of talent then you can say good bye to professional sports. I have no idea what Aaron's problem is but if he were truly worried about race inequity he would have a problem with the lack of whites in the NBA or NFL in proportion to the population.

I have no problem with the lack of whites in either league. When I watch a game, I want to see the best, not a reflection of society.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Miers Withdraws

Harriet Miers withdrew her nomination to the Supreme Court. The official line is that the Senate was going to keep pushing for White House documents, but of course that isn't the real reason.

The attacks from the Right continued to come unabated, with the latest coming from Concerned Women for America asking for her withdrawal. Her 1993 speech giving credence to some of the arguments that led to Roe v. Wade might have been the proverbial straw that broke the back.

Now it will be interesting to see how the President reacts to what he will surely see as a betrayal from conservatives. Will he admit his mistake and nominate a proven conservative, or will he stick it to conservatives even worse and nominate Gonzales or another blank slate?

The fun continues!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Abortion Supporters Should Defend Her Choice

If it is proven that this young woman killed her newborn baby, then the abortion rights crowd should be supporting her choice. I mean had she just decided to go to a doctor one day earlier and had a partial-birth abortion it would have completely legal to murder her child.

Why can't she decide to do the same thing the day it is born? How can a matter of minutes be the boundary for "choice" and murder? This is just another example of the thin line of reasoning that the abortion crowd must find justifications for in order to placate their actions.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Unexpected Lesson

I went to my church in LA today, Healing Place Church, and while the message was really good, I learned a different lesson from someone in the crowd.

LSU Coach Les Miles was in attendance as a guest of Coach Charlie McCartney, who was in town with his grandson visiting LSU. Coach Miles was an assistant at Colorado when Coach Mac was there. He spoke a little before the message and I really got convicted.

While I never said anything really bad about Miles, I definitely spoke negative about him on several occasions. Well I really got convicted about talking bad about someone and also that instead I should be praying for him. I can't even begin to imagine the pressures he faces every day.

If anyone needs God's strength, he definitely does. Especially when you think of all the lives he affects. The players look to him for strength and if he can rely on God's strength to direct him that could change the eternal life of a player.

So, all that to say that I will try to be less quick to criticize someone in an influential position and instead try my best to lift them up in prayer.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

The Upright Game

Another LSU v. Auburn game has a unique finish with LSU winning in overtime 20-17 after Auburn's kick hit the left upright for the fifth missed field goal of the game.

They tried hard not to win though missing two wide open touchdown passes in the endzone.

We finally went a whole game without any turnovers, but it was still not an impressive win. While Auburn was ranked, the talent on LSU should have been too much. They are just no where near playing to their potential.

However a win is a win, and while I'm not thrilled with how it was accomplished, I'll definitely take it. Two weeks of what better be practice games then they travel to Alabama for another test in what should be the deciding game in the SEC West.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Illegal Immigration Solution

I was asked in an interview last week what did I think was the biggest mistake Republicans have made over the last 10 years. My answer was not focusing enough attention on finding a solution for illegal immigration.

I wasn't asked what my solution would be but here it is.

It needs to happen in two stages. First stage is get rid of illegal immigration and then the second stage is to start a guest worker program.

The first stage consists of three parts. We must do whatever it takes to secure our borders. If that means putting armed forces on the border, so be it. Other options are a fence, A LOT MORE border agents, or a citizen corp like the Minutemen.

The second part is to deport any illegal found within 24 hours. If someone can't prove they are here legally within 24 hours the chances are very high they aren't. The very very small few who might get caught and deported accidentally would be so miniscule that it is not even worth talking about.

The third part is to raise fines on companies who hire illegal to extremely high penalties. If no one will hire them, then that in itself would almost solve the problem alone.

Those three ideas need to be in place first before any type of guest worker program should go into effect. After we have secure borders, illegals are sent home and companies are no longer hiring illegals, then a program that allows legal aliens to enter the country to work for a fixed amount of time can be started. However in order to apply for the program it must be done in the person's country of origin. Anything less is just another form of amnesty.

A quick note on funding: The amount of money that would be saved by not having to support those that are here illegally would pay for this plan several times over.

Now, I'm not naive enough to think that this would solve the problem completely, but I really think it would make a major dent in the problem.

Thursday, October 20, 2005


Fred Flintstone must be furious with Wilma for causing such a fuss, especially if his Brontosaurus burger dinner is late.

As silly as that sounds, the idiots who continue to blame global warming for this hurricane season are just as ridiculous.

Having 12 named hurricanes in a season ties a record from the 30's. So if this only ties an almost 70 year old record, how can global warming be the blame?

Well you might say we broke the record for the most named storms in a season by Wilma being the first ever W named storm. Well, if breaking the record by 1 storm for also nearly 70 years then stop the presses.

Seems to me more likely is that we are just in the up part of what is called a weather cycle. Nah, it can't be something so simple...that would make too much common sense. Then again assuming the wacko liberal environmentalists have common sense might be asking a lot.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Awesome Games!!!

Three of the four games I mentioned in the previous post were awesome games.

LSU played incredible defense to finally beat Florida at home for a 21-17 win despite 5 turnovers and 12 penalties.

USC stayed undefeated after a freak fumble to give them an additional 7 seconds to beat Notre Dame 34-31 with 3 seconds remaining.

Penn St. lost its first game 27-25 to Michigan on a last second touchdown by the Wolverines.

The other game I mentioned was a blow out. Texas blew out Colorado as expected 42-17.

One game I didn't mention earlier, but was almost a huge upset was Alabama just barely beating Ole Miss on a last second field goal 13-10.

All this and the day isn't even over yet. And people wonder why I love college football so much!!!

Big Games!!!

Today will have a major impact on the rest of the season. LSU vs. Florida, USC vs. ND, Texas vs. Colorado, and Penn State vs. Michigan are the big ones. All have major implications for the eight teams involved as well as the rest of college football.

Will the loser of the LSU game be finished in the SEC Championship race? Will Texas be able to stay focused after the OU win? Will ND give USC their first lost in two and a half years? Can Joe Pa and Penn St. prove the odd makers wrong after being the underdog even though they are undefeated?

All these questions and more will be answered let's play some ball!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Must See Ads!!!

These two ads (Stanley & Kelly) for Jerry Kilgore's VA Governor's campaign have to be two of the most powerful ads I've ever seen. I especially like the Kelly one due to its subtle reference to illegal immigration as well as nailing Kaine on the death penalty.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

ID Required

It blows my mind that people are allowed to vote without showing a valid ID. Yet, only 24 states require an ID before voting. We are not allowed to get on an airplane before proving our identity and no one cries 'racism.' However that is the main argument by the ACLU. I'm sorry, but that is so weak of a defense it doesn't even deserve a comment. Just requiring a simple ID would cut out lots of fraud along with purging voter roles.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Sloppy Win LSU 34 - Vandy 6

The final score definitely doesn't reflect the first three quarters. Going into the fourth quarter it was only 12-6 due to turnovers and penalties. Then 22 fourth quarter points closed the door. Hopefully they were just looking ahead to next week's game against Florida. The one bright spot was the defense showed good improvements.

Supreme Mixed Feelings

I have waited a little while to post anything about the Miers nomination for the Supreme Court. Mainly because I was working through my feelings on the topic.

I have two main thoughts. First I have no doubt that her conservative credentials are solid. All I have to do is look at all the other nominations for the courts President Bush has made. Every single one of them has been very solid conservatives. So on that front I'm ok with not knowing much about her because I trust the President on that front.

Second thought is one of slight disappointment. When the President said in answer to a question that he feels she was the most qualified person for the job, that is where I have to take issue. There were many other potential nominees that are very obviously more qualified. This has nothing to do with not being a judge, but the fact that she has no experience whatsoever on handling the wide range of constitutional issues on a national level that is required of a Supreme Court justice.

I think the biggest reason so many conservatives are upset is because the nomination appears to show that the President didn't want a fight in the Senate, but instead sent someone who would be very hard for the Dems to block. With 55 Senators on our side, that seems to be a weak move.

All that to say that what could have earned our side some political points, at best will be neutral, at worst loses points with his base. One thing for sure though is that if the past is any indication, she will be a solid vote on our side.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Intelligent Creator

I'm currently reading a book by Dr. Chuck Missler called "Learn the Bible in 24 Hours." I highly recommend this book to everyone, regardless if you are a Christian or not. If you can read this book and not come to the conclusion that at the very least the world was not created by accident but by an intelligent Creator then I really don't have much more to say on the topic.

Here is one example I've found in the first few chapters:

God commanded the descendants of Abraham to be circumcised on the 8th day. We know now through modern medicine that first, Vitamin K (vital for blood clotting) does not form until the fifth though seventh day after birth and second, prothrombin (facilitates blood clotting) is below normal until the eighth day when it peaks to 110% for a day or so then drops to normal. I'm sure God just chose that day randomly...yeah right!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Resume Writing Business

I'm starting a resume writing business. It will take a few weeks to get everything up and running, but I'm really excited about the potential. One thing I've noticed since being in the staffing business is that LOTS of people need help writing resumes.

This is something I will do on the side for now, but hope to have it grow big enough to do it full time soon. I'll let you know how it goes.

Some of the benefits will be a resume in two hours and a guaranteed interview or free re-writes. I'll also offer discounts to graduating students.

In the meantime if you know anyone who is applying for a job (or just needs a resume update) and can use a top notch professional resume and cover letter have them give me a call.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Decent Win...LSU 37 - State 7

While I'll definitely take the win, I'm still not very confident about the rest of the season, especially the Florida and BAMA games. State is neither of those teams and the win wasn't as big as it should have been. There were also a couple of dropped catches and bad passes that could have made it a closer game.

We have Vandy next week to do some more fine tuning, but still lots of work to do on pass defense before Florida on the the 15th.

Game Time

We'll find out soon if LSU has found a pass defense since Monday. Today's game at 2:30 against Miss. State should be a blow out. If we lose or it is close, LSU will definitely drop out of the top 10 in the new poll on Sunday.